Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Salary

Women comprise the majority of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $9.89 per hour on average. Just under a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around one in eight collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13,017 - $61,422
$13K
$30K
$61K
MEDIAN: $30,326
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90%

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$7.74 - $19.69
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MEDIAN: $9.83
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$0$61K
Salary $13,017 - $61,422
Bonus $800
Commission $0.00 - $8,170
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,962 - $53,082
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $7.74 - $19.69
Hourly Tips $0.53 - $6.39
Overtime $15.75
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $800
Commission $0.00 - $8,170
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,962 - $53,082
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 133

Job Description for Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist

A hairdresser, hairstylist or cosmetologist generally works in a salon or barbershop. They perform tasks such as shampooing, cutting, styling and shaving clients' hair; cosmetologists may also perform beauty-related tasks such as applying makeup and skin treatments, performing manicures and pedicures, and removing hair through electrolysis. Hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists use many instruments in the course of a day, including brushes and combs, many kinds of scissors, hair products such as hairspray and mousse, and makeup brushes and tools. They use tools such as hair dryers, flat irons and curlers as well. Depending on their specialization, a hairdresser, hairstylist, or cosmetologist might also use hair dyes and bleaches as well.

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Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Tasks

  • Style hair and apply aesthetic treatments per customer requests.
  • Maintain and develop style techniques and best-practices.
  • Maintain and clean work areas and tools.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist

Pay by Experience for a Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 57 salaries. A Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 59 salaries.

Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Advice

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Key Stats for Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Late-Career
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 78%